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Sep 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
that the new egyptian government has a set of policies about which we are not yet certain. i think there was a lot of discomfort correctly in this country when these attacks took place last week, an american ambassador was killed, a friend of the arab people, and the egyptian president did not say and do the kinds of things that the libyan government said and did. there was a caution, there was a hesitation of alienating the extremist islamic groups in egypt, something the libyan people, libyan government didn't do and then the libyan government encouraged and participated in tens of thousands of libyans coming out on the streets and expressing their support for the united states and regretted the killing of an ambassador. those things haven't happened in egypt. so president morsi is walking a fine line, but he's contributing by refusing while in egypt to say and do the things that he will say to western businessmen and will say while he's here in the united states. >> the president is now at the united nations. we'll take a quick break and when we come back, the president's speech
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the other side have total control of the government. total control of the government? think about that for a second. mitch mcconnell is talking about democrats controlling the senate and the white house and democrats controlling the house. i mean, few people other than nancy pelosi and other house democrats are talking about the democrats conceivably taking control of the house. but mitch mcconnell seems to think that's a possibility. as the republican leader in the senate, mitch mcconnell is most concerned with senate seats and that's what he's backstopping here when pitching to donors. but the pitch he's making to republican donors is amazing. he's pitching that republicans need to work hard and collect your hard-earned money to hold on to seats in the senate because the republicans will yihat eyl se ienta 'se it goes without saying for these guys now. this is the gurech odse i the country. anisch is mitt romney is going to lose. you need us so democrats don't control everything. everybody has been waiting to find out if mitt romney looks like such a losing prospect that republi
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
diplomats. and what is the signal that our government is sending the rest of the world? >> joining me now is traveling press secretary for the obama campaign. great to have you here. >> good morning. >> i want to remind everybody that if we need to interrupt and jump out of this because mitt romney will be sitting down with brian williams. so i just want to give you fair warning that we may have to jump over to that. but as we have heard, everybody has been tough on the president and rudy giuliani was asked about the president not having any by lot ral melateral meetin planned and here's what he had to say. >> he's not doing the job of being president, he's doing the job of candidate. president obama has decided at a time grave crisis that he regards as bump in the road that he can take the time not to be president for the next six weeks and let it just play itself out p. >> as we look back over history in 2004, george w. bush held five bilateral meetings at the u.n., last year president obama had 13 one-on-one meetings. just using the president's own examples of meetings from last year,
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. >>> developing right now, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is taking new aim at president obama's handling of the war in afghanistan. in fact, ryan just spoke a couple hours ago to laura engram on her radio show. >>> those are new comments from congressman ryan a couple house ago. in a new interview the u.s. commander in afghanistan says he's outraged by the recent surge and insider attacks. >> i'm mad as hell about them to be honest with you. we're going
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. this chinese company is a huge company. it's almost entirely owned by the chinese government. in 2005, they tried to take over an oil company based in california. so big chinese, state-run company trying to take over a california company. this is the chinese government, a big business deal like that actually does have national security implications for us as a country. that's the kind of international business deal that's subject to review by something called the committee on foreign investments in the united states. a big committee that reviews this stuff. the treasury secretary heads it up. when that committee was reviewing this deal with, congress went absolutely nuts over it it. in the end, that deal did not go through. that was in 2005. china was not allowed to come in and buy that company. now they are trying good. they are in the process of trying to buy a canadian oil company. but again, the committee on foreign investments in the u.s. has some jurisdiction here because the canadian company does a lot of business in our gulf of mexico. this is a chinese government-owned giant
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 3:00pm PDT
they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it, it's an entitlement and the government should give it to them and they will vote for this president no matter what. >> a new poll finds 54% of all voters have an unfavorable view of romney's comments and 57% of independents feel the same way. that's a big reason why romney is in so much trouble in ohio and no republican has ever won the white house without winning the state. but when asked about how losing ohio would affect the electoral map, romney's campaign response said, i prefer to look at the map hol lift clee. he wants to look at the map holistically? how about realistically? president obama is trying to seal the deal. >> values are hard work and personal responsibility, those values that we believe in don't just belong to workers or businesses or the rich or the poor, the 53% or the 47%, the 1% or the 99%. those are american values. and if you're with me and if you work with me, we'll win what county again. we'll win ohio again. we'll finish what we started. we'll remind the world why the united states of america is the g
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm PDT
that government has the responsibility to care for them and believe that they are entitled to health care and housing and you name it. my job is not to worry about those people. >> rush limbaugh is still struggling to find an honest way to defend mit romney's comments on the 47%. >> obama is saying that 47% of the people are not victims. he is putting words in romney's mouth. he is taking it out of context. >> never talked about them being victims. here is what mitt romney actually said. >> quote, there are 47% who are with him dependant upon government who believe that they are victims. today, it was described this way by former democratic governor of ohio at the democratic national convention. >> mitt romney has so little economic patriotism that even this money needs a passport. it is summers on the beaches of the cayman islands and winters on the cloeps slopes of the swi. barack obama is an economic patriot. mitt romney is an out sourcing pioneer. >> here is president obama on economic patriotism today. >> during the campaign season you hear a lot about patriotism. you know what? it i
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 2:30am PDT
that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin, and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? "yes, we are. we will definitely fight," he says. and what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible that the taliban will try and come back? "yes, they will," he says. "it it makes a decades worth of american battles seem futile. it wasn't always like this. >> the united states military has begun strikes. >> reporter: at first -- >> one, two, three! >> reporter: -- the war had momentum. and a clear purpose. al qaeda with bases in afghanistan attacked the united states on 9/11. just three months later, the u.s. drove the taliban from power. al qaeda and osama bin laden were on the run. it was done with a few hundred cia officers, special forces and air power. a quick victory but not decisive. and then came the distraction of
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
in afghanistan and no evidence that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. >> are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? yes, we are, we will definitely fight, he says. and what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible that the taliban will try and come back. yes, they will, he says. it makes a decade's work of american battles seem futile. it wasn't always like this. >> the united states military has begun strikes. >> at first, the war had momentum. and a clear purpose. al qaeda with bases in afghanistan attack the united states on 9/11. just three months later, the u.s. drove the taliban from power, al qaeda and osama bin laden were on the run. it was done with a few hundred cia officers, special forces, and air power. a quick victory. but not decisive. >> that was nbc's richard engel reporting. and
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 10:00pm PDT
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MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 3:00pm PDT
about is taxes and all they want to talk about is how bad the government is. i voted for ronald reagan in 1980. i do have a disclaimer. i was drunk that day. but he made -- you know, ronald reagan, one thing he did was he made people distrust their government. and really a lot of people hate their government. because of -- >> now, mud cat, let me ask you a question. let me ask you a question. i didn't want to cut you off. but i have to get to you because i don't want to run out of time on you and steve. i've been waiting all day because i knew you were coming on. i've looked at the polls and i understand group after group the president's establishing a commanding lead. latinos up 45 points. he leads women by 19 points. catholics by 15 points. all of them i could understand given the policy positions of this campaign. but here's one that is right down your alley to explain to me. romney is losing the nascar base, the nascar base. obama leads romney 49-42 among nascar enthusiasts, according to the new zogby poll. can you explain that? >> because thurston howell doesn't drive a car. it's
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 10:00pm PDT
are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe that they are entitle to health care, food, to housing. they pay no income tax. >> president obama has no intention of allowing mitt romney to run away from those heavy words, especially in ohio. >> i don't believe we are going to get very far. if we've got leaders who write-off half the nation as a bunch of victims who don't take responsibility for their own lives. let me tell you. i have spent a lot of time in ohio, and i don't meet a lot of victims. i see a lot of hard-working ohioans. >> a new poll shows 54% of mitt romney's words unfavorably and 32% are favorable to what mitt romney had to say. that same poll shows that 61% of americans have an unfavorable opinion of the way mitt romney is running his campaign. that's up 12 points from july. 54% of americans have a favorable opinion of the way mitt romney is running his campaign. that's up 8 points from july. the romney campaign tried to bail out their sinking ship today by handing mitt romney this script. >> too many americans are struggling to find work in today's
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
values? spell them out. >> using government as a communal progressive force to protect the safety net and to come together and invest in innovation, education, infrastructure. we're in it together. versus the ryan budget, which used as a stand-in first republican nominee, which says we're on it alone, get rid of government and give you a voucher, find medicare on your own. here comes romney and he sort of fits the mold. he's a 1 percenter. he shows no empathy, even before the 47%. >> a pure market guy. >> they use bain, from the beginning, as cynthia noted, as a value. he's out there making money. i'm thinking of wider ames and goals. >> a new bloomberg goal that has president obama leading mitt romney by six points nationally. for one big reason, half of the polls say they have an unfavorable view of mitt romney. bloomberg reports, this is a september high for a presidential challenger in the last three decades. bloomberg quotes a 40-year-old insurance agent from virginia, self-described libertarian on why she's going to vote for obama. now, this isn't cheerleading for obama by any m
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm PDT
minutes." >> does the government have a responsibility to provide health care to the 50 million americans who don't have it today? >> well, we do provide care for people who don't have insurance, people -- if someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in their apartment and die. we pick them up in an ambulance and take them to the hospital and give them care, and different states have different ways of providing for that care. >> that's the most expensive way to do it. >> well -- >> in the emergency room. >> again, different states have different ways of doing that. >> it's interesting the people who don't have health care live in apartments. that may be his latest etch-a-sketch moment. listen to what he told mike barnicle a couple years ago on "morning joe." same question, same subject. listen to how the answer is different. >> do you believe in universal coverage? >> oh, sure. it doesn't make a lot of sense for us to have millions and millions of people who have no health insurance and yet who can go to the emergency room and get entirely free care for which they have no responsibility,
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
a coalition of countries is holding the iran government accountable and why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. he uses the word -- the word containment. that's a big declaration there for what it's worth. the remarks are directed not just at an international audience but a domestic one. mitt romney who was accusing the president of damaging ties with israel and not being tough enough on iran, yesterday attacked the president's answer to a "60 minutes" question about whether the recent middle east uprising gave him any doubts about support of governments that emerged from the arab spring. here is what the president said. >> i think it was absolutely the right thing for us to do to align ourselves with democracy. universal rights and a notion people have to be able to participate in their own governance. but i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> romney seized on that phrase "bumps in the road." first in a series of network interviews. a media blitz f you will. >> we have just h
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
it on, let's have a big debate about the philosophy of government. down in florida they don't care about the philosophy. >> all politics is local. >> they want the program, they like the program, don't mess with the program. >> let's go to something really big because i like this guy so much. this is jim webb who is retiring as the senator from virginia. he's a democrat but a different kind of democrat. many people, including me, believe he's eviscerated romney with these words he spoke. remember what romney was saying, there's the takers and the makers out there, including among the takers, unfortunately for mr. romney, are those people who served us in uniform, may have been dismembered in some cases, spent the rest of their lives dealing with the injuries and wounds they suffered for the country, and they don't consider themselves takers exactly. let's listen to jim webb defend them. >> governor romney and i are right about the same age, young guys. like millions in the our generation, we came to adulthood facing the harsh realities of the vietnam war. 2.7 million in our age group wen
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
understanding how government works, it's understanding people's problems, trying to fix their problems, address their problems, hearing both sides and trying to meet out resolutions of problems. i think i would also like to see a justice who has been a civil rights lawyer, a public interest lawyer. >> the governor of massachusetts. >> beautiful. >> wait, wait, wait a second. can you imagine a union side laborer being confirmed with the supreme court with the senate we have? >> yes. we have to get away from this emotion that we have to put only safe people up for these seats. yes, if a president is willing to fight, and we have seen presidents fight for their mom knees and we, because we have to be heroes in this, also. but, if we are able to gin up our constituencies, i think we can do it. yes, i do. it will be a fight. a fight to end all fights but you can't win a fight unless you start a fight. i think putting up progressives is a possibility. >> that was one of the advantages of the sotomayor nomination, she had life expeenexpeen experiences working as public interest and a judge. that is th
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT
of gulf nations and the stability of the global economy. the coalition of governments is holding iran accountable. that's why the united states will do what they must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> the president is taking an unconventional role in u.n. week, opting not to hold by lateral meetings. instead he's packing secretary of state hillary clinton's calendar full of those meetings. meanwhile they're zeroing in where they called the recent events in the middle east bumps in the road i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> iran is on the cusp of having a nuclear capability. we have tu malt in syria and also pakistan. i don't consider these bumps in the road. >> both men spoke at the clinton global initiative speaking out against forced labor and sex trafficking and romney laying out his plan for a pros pair path. let's start at table. so, steve, you have a theory for why foreign policy the talk of the town this week. >> well, because it's u.n. week. i mean that's the obvious. >> you're going out on
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
are depend upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them. who believe that they're entitled to health care and to food, to housing. to, you name it. they will vote for this president no matter what. and so my job is not to worry about those people, i'll never fix that. that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> governor, how does he overcome that? how does anybody buy that he cares about 100% of the country after those remarks? >> first of all, david, let's be clear, where i am, i couldn't see the images, i could just hear the voiceover. so i can't comment specifically on the ad. but here's what i know governor romney believes, he believes that every american has to have skin in the game. he believes that every american is part of shared sacrifice in order to bring our country and its people to have another opportunity for greatness. that's what he's talking about. was that comment inartfully put? absolutely. but in the end, we don't want to judge people by one inartful comme
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince those people that they should take responsibility for their own lives. >> how will anybody buy that he cares about 100% of the country after those remarks? >> first of all, david, where i am, i couldn't see the images in the ad. i could just hear the voiceover so i can't comment on the ad. but here's what i know governor romney believes, because i have spoken to him. he believes that every american has to have skin in the game. he believes that every american wants to be part of a shared sacrifice to bring its people another opportunity for greatness. and that's what he was really talking about. was that comment inartfully put? absolutely. i have said it publicly as has governo
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
pay a nominal fee or something so they feel that they have small ownership in the government and maybe they won't take all the handouts so readily? >> i got an idea. let's help them get jobs so they can get a good paycheck so thaen they're good taxpayers. >> well done, mr. ryan. joining us from washington, julian epstein, who is a democratic strategist, and ken vogel, chief investigative reporter for polpolitico. paul ryan has conceded that mitt romney's 47% comments were inarticulate. they seem to acknowledge that the 47%, largely the elderly, working poor, veterans, but now ryan sounds as if he agrees with mitt. which is it? >> that's right. you could imagine john mccain in 2008 saying, wait a second, that 47% is made up of veterans who have paid their debt to society with blood literally. it's made up of mostly working people, most of that 47% are working americans, working middle class, working poor. >> hard working who earn less than $30,000 a year. >> or even $40,000 or $50,000 and many of those -- many of that 47% is made up of seniors. you know, this network is going to have a
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 7:00pm PDT
's yours? >> does the government have a responsibility to provide health care to the 50 million americans who don't have it today? >> well, we do provide care for people who don't have insurance. if someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in their apartment and die. we pick them up in an ambulance and take them to the hospital and give them care. and different states have different ways of providing for that care. >> that was mitt romney last night on "60 minutes." here's what mitt romney said to essentially the same question two very, very long years ago. >> do you believe in universal coverage? >> oh, sure. it doesn't make a lot of sense for us to have millions and millions of people who have no health insurance and yet who can go to the emergency room and get entearly free care for which they have no responsibility, particularly if they're people who have sufficient means to pay their own way. >> joining me now former chairman of the democratic national committee and vermont governor dr. howard dean and the senior editor at the new republican and author of the book "sick". >> that w
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the automobile loan from the federal government saved 1.5 million american jobs and ohio's economy. and all of a sudden, mitt romney says the auto loan, that was just a good idea. and mitt romney says he will be the president for all americans. don't forget that. even though he was caught on tape saying he can never convince 47% of americans to take responsibility for themselves. this is why mitt romney can't be let off the hook in the debate tomorrow night. but it's hard to press him on these issues when he doesn't even answer the questions. here it is. >> what is the biggest misconception about you in the public debate right now? >> we'll have to create more jobs, have less debt and shrink the size of government. >> misconceptions about you? >> you get to ask the questions you want and i get to give the answers i want. >> i hope there's a moment like that tomorrow night. not going to be easy for jim lehrer. even if romney won't answer for them, it needs to be spelled out loud and clear to the american people who have been lied to. mitt romney has not been straight with americans on where
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Sep 27, 2012 9:00am PDT
the affordable care act as government invasion. >> he also thinks that the government can do a better job than you in the way you live your life and obama care is point number one. it's the example number one he wants to put bureaucrats between you and your doctor, believes the government should tell you what kind of insurance you have to have. >> the very same day, specifically eight hours and 15 minutes later, romney made the case for, wait for it, the president's signature piece of legislation. >> throughout this campaign, as well, we've talked about my record of massachusetts, don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured. 100% of the kids in our state have health insurance. i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record. >> yes, that was mitt romney making the case for government-sponsored health care, the one part of his record he wasn't supposed to mention until he was safely ensconced in 1600 pennsylvania avenue. one thing the republican party agreed it's firmly against, the one thing that mitt romney has sa
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Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
care is really exhibit number one of the president's political philosophy, and that is that government knows better than people how to run their lives. >> well, there you have it. i think -- i don't know what you can say. he's talking to ron allen, a straight news reporter. this is the third episode here in a matter of hours. at a univision forum last week, romney admitted he'd take credit for obama care except during the primaries. >> i have experience in health care reform. now and then the president says i'm the grandfather of obama care. i don't think he meant that as a compliment, but i'll take it. this was during my primary. we thought it might not be helpful. >> well, there you have it, mark, and then john. speaking to a straight news reporter for nbc, ron allen, he says something that's supportive of what he did in massachusetts. then before a partisan crowd, he takes it back and lashes out at obama care. and then before a group he assumes to be a bit more liberal, he goes back in favor of it again saying, i take that not as a compliment, but i'll accept it anyway. and there yo
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Sep 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
is a bunch of lazy bums and victims who depend on the government and he doesn't care about them. whatever it is that turned their candidate into the 2012 reincarnation of thurston howell except in this reincarnation thurston is mean, whatever it is that has done that it's just killing him in the polls in every state. if the romney campaign does nothing else they must, must, must make sure that nobody anywhere near mitt romney does that rich guy can't relate to people like me thing again. here's the romney campaign last night. >> both mitt and i have summer places up in new hampshire on lake winnipesaukee. a few summers ago i was traching my grandchildren and children to town to get ice cream and we got into the docks and they were all full, looked around, there was no place to park so we stopped at the dock, they all jumped off and ran up the dock and i realized there was nobody in the boat to help me dock the boat. they just left me out there at sea. so, i finally found a place to park after about 20 minutes and i pulled in, i said who's going to drag the rope and i looked up and there w
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Oct 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
't have a driver's license, a government-issued photo i.d. could get the michigan state identification card. then the state said that can be used to board airplanes. we need all sorts of forms of identification. then the state changed its mind and said we'll issue a voter i.d. card that's different. only if you can't get the other card. then they changed their mind on that. the judge said i can't be sure. even though the state has now cured a lot of these problems, i can't be sure enough people are going to be able to get the right kind of identification to allow this law to go into effect. i'm going to let the state continue to educate people about the need for photo i.d. i'm going to let the state ask for photo i.d. atle positive, but enjoin the part of the law that requires voters to have photo i.d. people wanted it all put on hold. the judge said i don't need to go that far. there is always the possibility the state could go back to the supreme court on this, but begin how skeptical the supreme court was when they looked at this a few weeks ago, i think it's over. that means that t
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Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm PDT
no matter what. who are dependent on government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they're entitled to haek, to food, to housing, to you name it. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> howard, i opened the show tonight with what we call our cold open. i said does obama like you? and there's a lot of people who are going to see that ad and say, i'm in that picture somewhere. i'm a veteran, i'm this kind of person, i'm that kind of person. am i in that list of 47%? the answer, i guess, is yes. >> well, the flip side of what chuck was talking about in terms of the still existent enthusiasm gap on the obama side, on the romney side i think mitt romney has kind of maxed out on the people who are going to vote for him because they're against obama. mitt romney's challenge in this upcoming debate and in the other debates is to show some sense of
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
they're victims, who believe the government has to care for them, who believes they're entitled to health care, food, housing, you name it, and they will vote for this president no matter what. so my job is not to worry about those -- i'll never take care of them. they should take care responsibility and take care of themselves. >> you look at this analytical, only three or four breaks, romney would be ahead right now, breaks going to obama's side. the romney performance overseas when he blew that thing with cameron. the masterful performance by bill clinton where he reset the clock on the economy. of course, this 47%. these breaks have been going toward obama, haven't they? i mean, i can't think the last time romney got a break. >> reporter: no, really not since -- you have to go back, i would say, to may or june at the earliest to come up with a time where you feel like romney was controlling the narrative, controlling the tempo of this campaign. and then, you're right, didn't catch a break. it starts with the health care ruling at the end of june that somehow goes obama's way
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Sep 25, 2012 2:30am PDT
that people have to be able to participate in their own governance, but i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps ins road. >> he said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. yeah, thofls my reaction. bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. we had a muslim brotherhood elect a member -- elected to the presidency of egypt, 20,000 have been killed in syria. these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives and developments we do not want to see. this is time for the president who will shape events in the middle east, not just be merciful or be at the mercy. >> the white house called those comments from candidate romney desperate and offensive but paul ryan also looking at foreign policy aimed to draw parallels between the obama administration and that of jimmy carter. >> turn on the tv and it reminds you of 1979 tay ruin but they're burning our flags and capitals all around the world. they're storming our embassies. we've lost four of our diplomats. and what is the signal that our government is sipdzing the r
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Sep 25, 2012 12:00am PDT
corporate computers but government computers and manipulating their currency. for those who don't understand the impact of that, i have seen it. i have seen it. >> tough talk, right? none of these things stopped romney from allowing chinese investments into his portfolio. his returns show the romney family owning shares of a chinese oil company. romney dumped the shares this summer. he knew it was going to be an issue. he also invested in a chinese online media company. it became a haven for downloading illegal content. are we grabbing this? what did romney tell us china was doing with american properties? >> china is stealing our intellectual property, patent, designs, brand names. >> but you invested in it. i guess all those things add up to a good investment for mitt romney. let's stop right here for just a moment, if we may. all of these details were uncovered in mitt romney's tax returns. this is all stuff we didn't know before last friday. many of them are problematic, to say the least. these are the tax returns romney was okay with showing the american people. we'll let them see this.
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
of palestine an imposition of a fake government, displacement and genocide of millions of people around the globe, the truth behind these wars had been revealed based on justice, had saddam hussein not invaded iran and had the big powers supported the right of iranian people instead of siding with saddam, if the tragic incident of september 11th and the military actions against after gap stan and iraq that left millions killed and homeless had not happened and if instead of killing and throwing the cup pretty into the sea without informing the world and the people of america, an independent fact-finding team had been formed to make the general public aware of the fruit behind the incident and prepared for bringing to justice the perpetrators, had extremism or terrorism not been used for political goals, had the harms been turned into pains and extend pendy turs had been used to build an equity. had religious conflicts not been beaten and if differences had not been used for the purpose of advancing political agendas, had the right to krit siechl the policies and actions of the world zio
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 3:00pm PDT
, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled. they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> seniors, veterans, the working poor, that's the half of america that romney is writing off. it's offensive. it's an offensive world view and on the campaign trail in virginia, president obama seemed offended by it. >> i don't think we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims, who never take responsibility for their own lives. i know. i travel around a lot in virginia and across this country. i don't meet a lot of victims. i see hardworking virginians, i see students trying to work their way through college. i see single moms like my mom putting in overtime to raise their kids right. i see senior citizens saving for retirement your entire lives. like jim whip said, i see a whole bunch of veterans who have served this country with bravery and distinction and soldiers who defend our freedom every single day and i see those military families who are wondering whether their loved
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
problems. people who pay no federal tacks and get government help, were, quote, inarticulate. >> we've had some missteps but at the end of the day, the choice is really clear and we're giving people a really clear choice. >> but when ryan was asked by fox's chris wallace whether the media is, quote, carrying water for barack obama, ryan took the bait and ryan wasn't the only one who thinks the media is preparing to game him a raw deal. >> i think it kind of goes without saying there is definitely a media bias. >> i think most media are left of center and therefore they want a left of center versus a conservative president like mom. >> it's going to be ups and downs and we know the media is anxious to write the romney/ryan comeback story. >> everybody is playing. we know some of the questions asked had an agenda as well. anyway, romney has a rally in colorado tonight. but for the next two days both candidates will be largely hunkering down with debate prep, cramming if you will. as his former debate coach put it in "the new york times," quote, the governor's done great job of convincing peo
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 2:00am PDT
a big debate about the philosophy of government. down in florida they don't care about the philosophy. >> all politics is local. >> they want the program, they like the program, don't mess with the program. >> thank you, howard. thank you very much for joining us. coming up, claire mccaskill versus todd aiken. it became a good bet for democrats. let's see how it is looking now. claire mccaskill, herself, joins us next. >>> with four judges in the supreme court in their 70s, the next president could dramatically shift the balance of the court to the right or the left. who do you want picking two or three new judges in the court? >>> celebrities weigh in on the supreme court race. >>> no photo, no voto. i'm on to your shenanigans, murray gershin. >> she is something, sarah sobrin. how hollywood hopes to rei go nate the spirit of 2008 for president obama. >>> finally, let me finish with my predictions or next week's first presidential debate. this is "hardball," a place for politics. than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyrtec®. love the air. at relieving your
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 10:00am PDT
the rights of ittings own people the iranian government continues to prop up a dictator in damascus and support terrorist groups abroad. time and again it has failed to take the opportunity to demonstrate its nuclear program is peaceful. >> mitt romney also discussed foreign affairs today including iran, this morning at the clinton global initiative. >> today we face a world with unprecedented challenges and complexities. we should not forget and cannot forget that not far from here, a voice of unspeakable evil and hatred has spoken out, threatening israel, and the entire civilized world. we come together knowing the bitterness of hate is no match for the strength of love. >> joining me now for our daily fix, chris cizilla, msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com and jeffrey goldberg, national correspondent for the atlantic. jeffery to you, did the president talk tough enough to iran to quiet the critics, including israel's benjamin netanyahu that he has not been tough and consistent enough on his policy towards iran? >> the language was sharp and not in front of
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
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